219 West Street, Sausalito (Luxury View Home)
Nestled under Oak trees in the hills of this historic section of Sausalito by the Bay, craftsman meets contemporary in this beautifully designed four bedroom, two and one half bath home. This home was rebuilt from the studs and finished in 2003. Everything is done with impeccable taste, from the distressed walnut floors throughout, mosaic tile work in the entryway and kitchen, to the large picture windows overlooking the Bay.
Brick steps take you up to the picturesque brown shingled home. As you enter through the glass door, you first notice the mosaic flower tile work on the floor. The delightful half-bath just off the hall has a rose-colored marble sink and crystal light fixture. Windows abound as you walk into the combination living/dining room. The large picture windows catch your eye as you watch ships move past on the Bay. A colorful Italian Murano crystal chandelier hangs over the dining room table. French doors lead out to the slate balcony, overlooking the water. A Rumford wood-burning fireplace, modeled after Jefferson’s fireplace in Monticello, complements the living area. Custom-built cabinets with glass doors frame the wall between the living/dining room and the kitchen.
The chef’s kitchen is designed exquisitely with an abundance of custom cabinetry, a pistachio quartzite stone counter, Subzero refrigerator, Thermador double oven and gas range with grill, Bosch dishwasher and Kitchen Aid trash compacter. Italian Calcutta tile graces a wall in a floral mosaic. Aside the kitchen is a more casual dining area with windows out to the garden. Off of this dining area is a den with a flat screen television and stereo system. While music can be heard and volume controlled throughout the home, the den has surround sound. Built-in bookshelves frame the flat screen television. Off the kitchen is a colorful garden with flowering ground cover with purple, pink and red flowers as well as tropical fern and a fountain.
At the top of the stairs is a child’s play area, painted muted yellow, which could also double as an office. Custom-designed closets abound throughout the upstairs and the rest of the home. The Master bedroom is olive green and filled with windows that have hill and bay views, and there is a large walk-in closet. A full bath is located across from the master and is meticulously designed with a soaking tub, walk-in marble shower with a rain showerhead, and a toilet and pedestal sink separated by a pocket door. The floor is marble with an intricate basket weave design.
A child’s room in light blue mirrors the blue of the water seen from its windows looking directly out on the Bay. Two long closets on either side of the room with double doors allow for plenty of storage. One of the long closets has a mural painted inside and could be a perfect playhouse for an imaginative child.
The downstairs has two more bedrooms, perfect for guests or an au pair. The full bath down has another shower with a rain showerhead and more marble throughout. There is a tiled wine cellar with two concrete walls, keeping the room naturally cool for the storage of favorite wines. There is a laundry room with a Maytag washer and dryer. Beyond this area is a family or media room with another Rumford fireplace and French doors that go out to a front garden with white roses. (The family room is currently being used as an office.) Although this home is totally integrated, it is classified as a two-unit residence and the area with the family room, bedroom and bath can also serve as a separate unit if so desired.
There is radiant heating throughout. Custom window treatments of linen and of cotton complement most of the double-paned windows throughout the home. The home has HD DirecTV and future-proof wiring as well as recessed lighting throughout. There is a spacious two-car garage. The garage, which was completed in 2008, contains a workbench, storage cabinets and a Stor-all wall system. Just a few blocks down the hill are the charming shops and restaurants of Sausalito. This home allows for plenty of privacy up on the hill yet is close to town.
For more information, visit www.219WestStreet.com. Or, call Kyle at (415) 350-9440.